Adobe released yesterday Acrobat Reader DC 15.023.20053 that included fixes for 29 security issues. Along with the security fixes, this update package also silently installs the Adobe Acrobat extension into the user's Chrome web browser.
Google has banned the AdNauseam Chrome extension from the Chrome Web Store, an add-on that became very popular with users because it automatically clicked on all ads on a page.
Stylish, an add-on for browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari, announced this week through the voice of its new owner a new data collection partnership with SimilarWeb, a digital market intelligence company.
Google Chrome 56, currently in Beta stage, will show a distinctive and visible warning text when users navigate to pages hosted on HTTP that contain sensitive form elements such as fields for password or credit card data input.
Spammers are mass-messaging Facebook users with PDF files claiming to contain nude celebrity pictures, but which lead users to a malicious Chrome extension and overly aggressive advertising sites.
Version 55.0.2883.75 of Google Chrome was released today, which fixes 26 reported vulnerabilities and others discovered internally by Google. Unfortunately, at this time the severity of these vulnerabilities are not known, but based on the bounty rewards, at least 5 of them could be remote execution or XSS vulnerabilities.
A combination of poor design choices and insecure software exposes Chrome users on Fedora desktop to drive-by downloads, security researcher Chris Evans has revealed.
The number of HTTPS errors is about to go up as Google announced plans to remove support for SSL/TLS certificates signed with the SHA-1 cryptographic hash algorithm. Google plans to take this step with Chrome 56, scheduled for release at the end of January 2017.
Version 54.0.2840.99 of Google Chrome was released yesterday that fixes for 4 reported vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, at this time the severity of these vulnerabilities is unknown, but based on the bounty reward it is possible that at least 2 of them could possibly lead to remote code execution.
An investigation by German public broadcaster NDR revealed that MyWOT (WOT, or Web Of Trust) has been selling user data to third-parties without properly anonymizing user information, which in some cases exposed the user's real identity and details about his browsing habits.
A series of benchmark tests performed by NSS Labs, a US-based independent network, and security testing organization, reveals that Microsoft Edge detects malware and phishing attacks much better than both Google Chrome and Firefox, despite losing over 40 million of users in the last month.
Tech support scammers have weaponized a Chrome bug that has been reported in July 2014, but which Google engineers have yet to fix. This bug allows the scammers to freeze your browser and potentially Windows.
Google revealed that Chrome had secretly received a speed boost on Windows since the start of September after its engineers had integrated a technology known as Profile Guided Optimization.
Version 53.0.2785.143 m of Google Chrome was released today that fixes for 2 remote code execution vulnerabilities that were submitted to Pwnium. Remote code execution vulnerabilities are considered critical as it could allow attackers and malicious web sites to remotely execute any command they wish on an affected computer.
Tech support scammers have devised a slew of new tricks with which they hope to trick unsuspecting Google Chrome users. Malwarebytes have uncovered a new technique that tech support scammers can use to make it look like the site you are visiting a legitimate one, rather than one under the scammers control.
Version 52.0.2743.82 of Google Chrome was released today that contains 48 security fixes. Of those 48 fixes, 17 were highlighted as coming from external sources and being eligible for a bounty for their disclosure.
Google 48 is here and includes 37 security fixes and bunch of new features. These features include the custom notification buttons, the deprecation of the RC4 encryption protocol, and the ability to present to Google cast devices.
Google has released version 47.0.2526.106 of Google Chrome today to resolve two Google discovered security vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities are identified as CVE-2015-6792 and these private security issues from internal audits and fuzzing and are mentioned in issue 569486.